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Platforms offered: PC and Macintosh

Course length: 1 day

Overview: Students will learn professional techniques for obtaining consistent, predictable, high quality images from Photoshop.

Prerequisites: Completion of the Photoshop 7.0 Level 1 and 2 courses, or equivalent knowledge.

Benefits: Students will learn a balanced approach, starting with system calibration, through the scanning process, image enhancements, color correction, printing proofs, and exporting the image. Students will also create traditional printed effects such as duotones and spot color overlays.

Target student: Students enrolling in this course should understand the tools, techniques, and concepts covered in the Photoshop 7.0 Level 1 and 2 courses, and should be interested in learning color correction techniques, as well as techniques for preparing images for print.

What's next: Photoshop 7.0 Level 1 is the first course in this series, and is followed by Photoshop 7.0 Level 2. This course, Photoshop 7.0 Color Correction and Printing, can be taken immediately after the Basics 1 and 2 courses. Students who want to learn techniques for creating and optimizing graphics for the Web should take Photoshop 7.0 Web Production. Students who want to learn techniques for increasing their efficiency and create a variety of interesting effects should take Photoshop 7.0 Tips & Tricks.

Performance-based objectives

Lesson objectives help students become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to evaluate learning. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

• Calibrate your system for maximum color accuracy.
• Apply appropriate workflows for “Color Management” or “Color by the Numbers” systems.
• Use color separation settings effectively to create quality CMYK output.
• Perform curve-based color corrections to remove color casts, enhance image detail, and ensure balanced images.
• Apply unsharp masking and other techniques to enhance image quality.
• Eliminate moiré patterns in scanned images.
• Use spot colors to create duotones and spot overlays in images.
• Modify the brightness, contrast, color balance, hue, and saturation of images.
• Save images in file formats for use with other applications and the Web.

Photoshop 7.0 Color Correction & Printing Course content

Lesson 1: Color and Printing

Color Models
Commercial Printing Conditions

Lesson 2: Color Workflow

Color by the Numbers
Color Management
Workflow Steps

Lesson 3: Calibration and Profiling

Adobe Gamma Control Panel
Color Settings

Lesson 4: Scanning

Scanning Various Image Types
Image Adjustments During Scanning

Lesson 5: Image Preparation

Dust & Scratches Filter
Eliminating Moiré Patterns
Overall Tonal Adjustment

Lesson 6: Creating CMYK Separations

CMYK Settings
Monitor to Print Calibration
Out of Gamut Colors
Separating Images

Lesson 7: Color Correction

Choice of Color Mode
Choice of Color Correction Methods
Color Correction Objectives
Global Corrections by the Numbers

Lesson 8: Sharpening

Unsharp Masking
Sharpening Techniques

Lesson 9: Grayscale and Spot Colors

Grayscale Images
Spot Color Images


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